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Reporting to: Project Development Coordinator
Location: SEED Madagascar London Office, W10 4LG
Contract Type: Part-time, two days/week for a minimum of six monthsSalary: N/A (voluntary)
Probationary period: Three month
An exciting and unique internship opportunity to work closely with key senior operational staff in a respected UK international development charity; this position has strong vocational content for anyone looking to break into the international development sector with future possibilities of progression into roles within the UK and/or Madagascar.
The post holder will gain hands-on experience in international development, and understanding and skills across a wide range of duties associated with project development, corporate fundraising, volunteer coordination, and practical charity management.
The internship spans a minimum of six months and is based in SEED Madagascar’s office in Queen’s Park, London. The diversity of activities that will be undertaken provides training for an early-career development professional who can effectively and efficiently deal with a comprehensive range of tasks related to the complex world of overseas development work.
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to:
Support the Project Development Coordinator in securing trust and foundation funding, which will include: performing donor research; drafting, proof reading, and editing grant applications (in part or in full); and ad hoc administration relating to donor management.
Support the International Volunteer Coordinator in the running of the charity’s volunteeringprogrammes, which will include: researching new avenues for marketing; maintaining volunteer databases; correspondence with volunteers and partners; and creative evaluation of materials and resources given to volunteers.
Support the Corporate Fundraising Officer to secure corporate funding, which will include: researching potential donor companies; supporting of corporate facing marketing materials; and supporting of report and proposal materials.
Support the Managing Director to ensure the smooth running of the organisation, which will include: preparing financial reports and documentation; note taking at trustees meetings; supporting development of policy and procedural documentation; building on fundraising and networking opportunities; and supporting the recruitment process.
It should be noted that the successful candidate will take on a variety of tasks outlined above. While SEED Madagascar will make every attempt to tailor the tasks to the post-holder’s desired area ofexperience, this will be balanced by the priorities of the organisation.
Desired Knowledge, Experience, and Skills:
- Hold or be studying towards an undergraduate degree in or relating to international development (or have equivalent professional/experiential background)
- Knowledge and/or keen interest in development and/or conservation issues facing least developed countries such as Madagascar; previous experience living or working in a developing country would be an asset
- Knowledge and/or keen interest in at least one of SEED Madagascar’s four core areas (community health; sustainable livelihoods; environmental conservation; and education infrastructure); previous experience of community-based work would be an asset
- Excellent analytical skills and ability to gather and assimilate information from various sources, compile documents (reports and proposals), and identify lessons learnt and best practice
- Sound ability to adapt material for different audiences
- Be able to conduct internet research
- Be able to work both independently and as part of a team
- Be able to financially support themselves for the duration of their internship as there is no
stipend available for travel
- Strong written English is essential, French and/or Malagasy would be an asset
- Be willing to take on mundane tasks such as scanning and photocopying where necessary
Anyone interested in applying for this position should send a CV and covering letter explaining how their skills and experience match the requirements in the job description to SEED Madagascar's Project Development Coordinator Zac Hill by email at projects @ seedmadagascar .org.
To find out more about the context in which we work and our programmes, please download out most recent Annual Accounts and Report, available on our website.